Hats on for the Homeless

Last Friday, our pupil chaplains organised our annual Hats on for the Homeless event to support St. Mungo’s. Although we were few, we still managed to raise around £70 by wearing our hats and eating cake! We know some of our pupils at home were also wearing their hats whilst they worked. Well done and many thanks!

Urgent update regarding school tomorrow

Dear Parents

After just one day of the Spring Term we are devastated to be back to having to close to all except vulnerable children or those with a parent who is a critical worker.  It would be helpful if you would email to confirm if your child meets the criteria and will be coming in, please confirm if full or part-time. If part time please confirm which days they will attend by emailing the office (rather than phoning please). office@stmarysswanage.dorset.sch.uk

Clarification on critical workers can be found here:


Early Birds will continue to run for those who need childcare before school.  

A start on home learning pages for each year group will be on the school website by the end of tomorrow.  Workbook/textbooks/reading books will be available to be collected from school shortly. You will receive notification of when these are ready. 

Those children eligible for free school meals who are not attending school will receive supermarket vouchers. Details will be sent out shortly regarding this.

If you have any queries at all, please get in touch preferably via email (office@stmarysswanage.dorset.sch.uk) as we will endeavour to support families as much as possible.

Best wishes,

Maria Gadston

St Mary’s Catholic Primary School
Northbrook Rd

Chaplains Hard at Work (again!)

Year 6 chaplains and happy helpers packing the next figures for our family nativity sets and also a Christian Aid candle shield and reflection ideas for the Christmas period. These will be coming home on the last day of term. Happy Christmas to everyone!

Carol Singing!

Year 6 brought great joy to the residents of York House Rest Home today when they stood outside and sang Christmas songs and carols.  The tennis players at Beach Gardens seemed to have enjoyed the singing too!